3153.0 Health Behavior Change Through the Use of Innovations in Technology

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
Utilizing new media elements in communication campaigns allows for health information to be presented in engaging and interactive formats, encouraging behavior change and active learning in target audiences. Technological innovations, such as podcasts, blogs, and computer kiosks, used to address a variety of health topics will be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the end of each session, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe how new media can help bolster health messages to various audiences 2. Discuss several new media elements utilized to promote health messages

10:30 AM
Health Campaigns and New Media: Seasonal Flu
Erin Edgerton, MA, Janice Nall, MBA, Amy Burnett, MPH and Tamara Maze, MS
10:45 AM
Can a computer kiosk in the Pediatric Emergency room increase safety practices in the home?
Wendy C. Shields, MPH, Eileen M. McDonald, MS, Lara B. Trifiletti, PhD, MA, Mei-Cheng Wang, PhD, Allen R. Walker, MD and Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM
11:15 AM
Connecting with good health: Podcasting as a means of providing health education on college campuses
Sara R. Abelson, MPH Candidate, Andrea D. Charlton, MPH Candidate, Terri A. Ridenour, MPH and Sarah E. Segerlind, MPH Candidate
11:30 AM
Three-dimensional online virtual worlds: An opportunity to expand the horizons of health promotion
Lucy Annang, PhD, Jessica L. Muilenburg, PhD and Sheryl M. Strasser, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing